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write a novel

How Long Does It Take To Write A Novel?

Some authors need weeks, others over a decade, to put their dreams into text. Your timeline to write a novel? Whatever you need it to be.

Eleven More Ways To Look At Your Story

The process of developing and polishing a complete draft should be one of the most creative times in a project. This is your final chance to hone your story based on the best of your ideas and refine your style to boost your substance.
story check

Your Eight-part Story Check

A fully-developed manuscript will be rich from beginning to end, from the big to the small. How does yours hold up to this eight-part check?
holiday book sales

Your Publishing Timeline For Holiday Book Sales

The blazing sun and summer calendar don’t change the fact that the holiday self-publishing crunch has already begun. This book publishing timeline will help you manage the calendar.
writers stories

Writers’ Stories From Quarantine

I asked the writers in our community how the Covid-19 pandemic was affecting them. The responses range from inspiring to sobering. Here's a sample of what you said.
chapter breaks

Why Chapter Breaks Are A Really Big Deal

Take a fresh look at your draft by studying the space between chapters. If your chapter breaks create an unpleasant surprise, you've got them in the wrong places.
rewrite

Lost Your Work? Don’t Lose Hope.

Unexpectedly losing your writing-in-progress can feel terrible, but your rewrite can be even better. Don't lose hope, use these tips and recover your work.

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